Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us from an old friend of the “Voices of Survivors Foundation”, Rich Ehrmann. Rich’s story is one of honesty where he expresses the anger and difficulty that he felt after his mother was diagnosed with cancer and all that he went through as he was with her in her battles. He [...]
I’ve sat down four times to write this. The first three ending in a blank sheet of paper and nothing to write. Guess I had nothing to say, now I do. It’s strange how the floodgates can open up at times. There are five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining,depression, acceptance. I’ve never gotten past [...]
Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing Acute Monocytic Leukemia ‘Survivor’ who’s journey into ‘Survivorship’ began at the age of 17, Eric North. Eric was misdiagnosed twice but never once looked back. His perseverance shined through each and every day that he fought forward. His honesty is truly inspirational and once again [...]
At 17, I was enrolled as a full time college student. My life was coming together. When I started to notice that I was short of breath, tired and just overall exhausted from doing normal activities. I woke up one morning and my throat hurt so bad that I couldn’t swallow anything. Ignoring all of [...]
Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing young adult rectal cancer ‘Survivor’, Roger Rojas. Roger gets very honest in his story about all that he has gone through and continues to go through. You can feel the strength and power in his words as he takes us through his journey into ‘Survivorship’. [...]
CANCER SURVIVOR/FAMILY MAN
What does being a cancer survivor mean to me? In two words my family, I have had them as my personal inspiration throughout my long and hard journey. My wife and three beautiful children have been the balance in my life when it seemed that the weight was just too hard to bear. [...]
The “Voices of Survivors Foundation” is very happy to be a part of this year’s “Tools for Texans”. “Tools for Texans: Helping Communities Fight Cancer” is a skill-building workshop (not for CNE) designed for community stakeholders, volunteers, health professionals, cancer survivors, or anyone interested in working to reduce the impact of cancer. Presented by the [...]
This is the 4th and final race of the series that is happening on the Alkek Velodrome that benefits the “Voices of Survivors Foundation”. Come on out to an amazing night of bicycle racing on the track. If you have never seen velodrome racing then you can’t miss this!!!
This is the 3rd race of the series that is happening on the Alkek Velodrome that benefits the “Voices of Survivors Foundation”. Come on out to an amazing night of bicycle racing on the track. If you have never seen velodrome racing then you can’t miss this!!!
The Midwest Regional Dance Crew Competition is going to be the biggest blow out of the year for the Midwest dance scene. If you are in a crew, an individual or just love dance, come on out to the legendary Orpheum Theater in Wichita, Kansas! This place is mind blowing!!! All proceeds go towards supporting [...]
Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of a truly amazing friend of the “Voices of Survivors Foundation” and an awesome 2x ‘Survivor’, Alma Nelly. Alma truly gets ‘Survivorship’ in a big way. Having gone through both bone and ovarian cancer, she has defined who she is today in such a great that she serves [...]
I am a survivor… that I know for sure. When did I become one? I haven’t a clue. It could have been that dreadful day when I was diagnosed with cancer; it could have been 9 months later when I was declared cancer free; or, it could have been when I reached the celebrated five [...]
Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of a ‘Conversation’ between Nick O’Hara Smith, a testicular cancer ‘Survivor’ from the United Kingdom and Lynn Lane, the Executive Director/Founder of the “Voices of Survivors Foundation” and a ‘Survivor’ himself. This is the second part of a multi-part ‘Conversation’ series on Nick’s own cancer, research into the [...]
Today, we have the very special honor of having the Chairman of the Board of LUNGevity, a truly amazing lung cancer organization, Jill Feldman share her ‘voice’ in the ‘Written Word’ for the “Voices of Survivors Foundation”. Jill was a young adult when she was diagnosed and her story is incredibly powerful. She went from [...]
I knew I was at high risk. But, I’m still in shock and the diagnosis is still so surreal; as if it were written into a script–except who would believe that the president of a lung cancer organization, a healthy 39 year old mother of four, with my family history, would actually get lung cancer! [...]
Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing colon cancer ‘Survivor’ and awesome activist as well as advocate, Erika Hanson Brown. This is perfectly timed because Erika is the YES Connector at the Liver Symposium working with the always inspiring Suzanne Lindley for the upcoming event in Dallas/Fort Worth this weekend where the [...]
It’s been 7 years, 8 months, and 2 days since the Labor Day Weekend in 2002 since I awaited word from my newly-met surgeon with confirmation that we had an operating room assigned for my upcoming surgery. This life-saving surgery would remove – ultimately – a foot or more of my tumor-burdened colon and [...]
This meet up is being headed up by local chapter leader, Alex Hohmann an awesome ‘Survivor’!
Alex: “I’m proposing this as a low-key first meeting of the new Voices of Survivors Central New Jersey Chapter to give us an opportunity to meet each other, most for the very first time, in true New Jersey [...]
In April, Voices of Survivors will make a group outing to the French Quarter Fest – a weekend of free live music in the historic Vieux Carre district of New Orleans. Local Chapter Leader and awesome ‘Survivor’ is heading this up. If you haven’t checked out the local chapters, take a look at [...]
This is the first of a 4 race series that is happening on the Alkek Velodrome that benefits the “Voices of Survivors Foundation”. Come on out to an amazing night of bicycle racing on the track. If you have never seen velodrome racing then you can’t miss this!!!
The “Voices of Survivors Foundation” is proud to be a part of the upcoming The Liver Symposium in Fort Worth, Texas. We will present our foundation to all of those in attendance as well as work with ‘Survivors’ to help share their ‘voice’ with the world. It’s all about ‘Survivorship’!